Countdown to Christmas

By Tara Bench, Hilary Merzbacher, and Lauren Piro

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Dulce de Leche Chocolate-Chip Thumbprints
Charles Schiller

Day 5: Host a Cookie Swap

What's not to love about a party where everyone gets dozens of different home-baked cookies? These tricks will make your fete especially sweet.

1. Send the invites via email or an evite site like Punchbowl. Ask guests to bring two dozen of their favorite holiday cookie. If you're emailing, encourage them to "reply-all" with their contribution (that way everyone won't come with, say, gingerbread cookies).

2. Be prepared with extras. Just in case guests don't bring enough, make an extra batch of your cookies.

3. Set up a wrapping station with bakery boxes and ribbon so guests can pack up their cookies before they leave.

Get the recipe for these Dulce de Leche Chocolate-Chip Thumbprint cookies

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